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Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Connecting students to school during COVID-19
April 22, 2021

How AmeriCorps members support and engage students during the pandemic by listening and learning

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Donate to CYSA’s AmeriCorps Member Food Pantry
April 19, 2021

The CYSA Food Pantry needs to be replenished for our incoming AmeriCorps members. Consider donating any item(s) on CYSA’s Amazon…

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Spotlight on Southwark School: A Recap of City Year Philly’s Third Virtual Visit
April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, members of the City Year Philly community gathered for our third virtual school visit with AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
Reflecting on my Service Year
April 7, 2021

      As I look back on this unique year of service, I feel grateful. My City Year experience…

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Benefits & Resources
Thinking about a year of service in Kansas City? Here’s what recruiters think you should know.
April 2, 2021

Experience with kids is a plus, but it’s not the only way to stand out. Tutoring and mentoring kids is…

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Lessons Learned from two years of City Year service
March 30, 2021

Amari has learned to lead with empathy throughout his two years of service with City Year AmeriCorps. Learn more about…

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Education
The Value of Social Breaktime Activities
March 23, 2021

By: Alejandro Higareda City Year L.A. AmeriCorps member, NOW Academy Given the virtual learning setting, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, in-class spaces for social activity have…

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The Corps
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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The Corps
Celebrating our remarkable AmeriCorps
March 8, 2021

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks.

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Our Impact
Celebrating Black History Month with Current and Historical Black Leaders
March 3, 2021

Blaine School AmeriCorps members William Glover-Flood and Tykira Mitchell teach students about important Black figures as part of Black History…

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Our Impact
Building Virtual Community
February 24, 2021

Brain breaks are half-hour sessions led by ACMs and provide a fun, non-academic space for students to hang out and…

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How to mentor like a pro
February 22, 2021

Learn more about City Year’s emphasis on mentorship. Becoming a good mentor takes practice, listening and reflection.

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